Buzz Out Loud 1195: Five years. You're welcome, tech world. (podcast)

It's our five-year anniversary today, and wow, is that a long time. We've been here longer than the iPhone (rumors of a Verizon phone announced in June), almost as long as it took the U.S. House to ask the FTC to investigate Google Buzz, and about how long it will take Verizon to actually deliver the Android 2.1 rollout to Droid users.

It's our five-year anniversary today, and wow, is that a long time. We've been here longer than the iPhone (rumors of a Verizon phone announced in June), almost as long as it took the U.S. House to ask the FTC to investigate Google Buzz, and about how long it will take Verizon to actually deliver the Android 2.1 rollout to Droid users.

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EPISODE 1195

Two new iPhones coming: one for Verizon
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304370304575152242601774892.html
http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/29/wsj-apple-developing-new-iphone-plus-another-for-verizon/
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-30/verizon-jumps-on-report-apple-planning-iphone-for-its-network.html

House asks FTC to investigate Google Buzz
http://mashable.com/2010/03/29/house-asks-ftc-google-buzz/

Chinese censors disable Google searches
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7538227/Chinese-censors-disable-Google-searches.html

Verizon begins Android 2.1 update rollout for Motorola Droid
http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/verizon-to-start-android-2-1-updates-to-motorola-droid-owners-to/

Android Froyo (?) to take serious shot at stemming platform fragmentation
http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/29/exclusive-android-froyo-to-take-a-serious-shot-at-stemming-plat/

ESPN 3D coming to DirecTV in June
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20001383-260.html?

Film studios win Usenet download case
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8594568.stm

NASA to look into Toyota acceleration issues
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20001410-48.html

Magnets ‘can modify our morality’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8593748.stm

Cern LHC sees high-energy success
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8593780.stm

Voicemail
Anonymous on the reality of gamma rays

Email
Dear BOL,

In the BSG webisode The Face of the Enemy, Lt. Gaeta is onboard a Raptor that is separated from the fleet when a comic ray flips a bit in the FTL drive. All this has happened before and will happen again.

http://en.wkipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Battlestar_Galactica_%282004_TV_series%29_episodes#Webisodes:_The_Face_of_the_Enemy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fROCdL3oX0I

[love the show]*

Grant from Montreal

*robot voice

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Hi Buzz Crew,

After hearing about the new PS3 firmware removing the ability to install Linux on my older model PS3, I was infuriated. I even found an entire FAQ page about it on the Playstation website:

http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=469

While I haven’t (yet) installed Linux on my PS3, the ability to do so was one of the reasons I liked having an original model PS3, which is now needlessly being neutered. At the rate they’re going, I’m sure it won’t be long before they disable the reverse compatibility features of the older PS3’s as well for some fabricated “security” reason.

It is time to tell SONY to change their slogan for the PS3 to this:

IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING*
*”Everything” does not necessarily include all features we originally touted in order to get you to go out and buy a PS3 when it was first released, including, but not limited to, installation of Linux and reverse compatibility with PS1/PS2 game discs.

LOVE THE SHOW!

Mike

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Howdy,

A friend pointed out that Apple released the iPad Video Tour recently (today I believe.) http://www.apple.com/ipad/guided-tours/

Upon watching it, I noticed that EVERY frickin person has their legs/feet up on a table. Does Apple’s EULA require iPad users to kick their feet up?

Does this strike anyone as odd? or just bad directing?

Anyway… love the show!

–steve

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